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The .Net Framework is an inseparable part of C# development. Microsoft took a page from The Book of Java when developing their new language back in the Golden ages of the late 90’s. “Let’s totally steal the idea of a runtime framework. We can call it something different, and totally piss Sun Microsystems off!” Those may not have been the exact words used, but it is exactly what happened.
Many people talk about .Net without much knowledge of what it is exactly. The WiBit.Net guys are asked by many people questions like “What is the difference between C# and .Net?” Because of these types of questions, we wanted to make sure that we spent some time explaining what the .Net Framework is and exactly how it relates to programming in C#.
Later in this course you will learn more in-depth about the BCL portion of the framework (so stay tuned for that), but for now let’s just go over the basics. What is it? Why is it married to C#? What does it do? Why would a great TV show like Freaks and Geeks only last two seasons?